Past eventDirector's Breakfast Briefing

Urbanization in India: Economic Challenges and Opportunities

28 June 2013 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations



Urbanization in India is gathering momentum, with the population living in cities projected to increase from 377 million at present to 600 million by 2031.

Dr Ahluwalia will argue that this development will come with increased pressure on Indian cities to perform as engines of growth, host large investments and create conditions for sustainable economic activity.

In an environment of rising expectations, she will discuss the outlook for economic growth and the challenges of urbanization - including meeting the urban infrastructure deficit, providing livelihoods to increasing numbers of young people and maintaining law and order.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only. To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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